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Belagerent

Member since Oct 2018 • Last active Jul 2021

Idiot. Cambridge UK

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    Etrex is really the only reasonably choice for a GPS unit. Works with AAs so won't be useless in five years just because the non replaceable battery is done, insanely durable, usable with gloves, doesn't really sync to Strava and can be seamlessly used for other outdoor pursuits (hiking, etc)

    You can load tracks from a tablet if the tablet has a card reader.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    The narrow tyre cuts through the mud better, as we all know. Whilst road bikes are getting wider tyres, the UK gravel scene needs narrower and narrower tyre casings, I'm going to try sourcing some 23mm for this winter.

    There's no point having tread on Cambridgeshire mud, all tyres become slick once the clay has adhered. Treaded tyres just have more areas for the mud to stick to.

  • in COVID-19
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    What are people's recommendations for reusable masks at the moment? Need to wear one every day at work so looking to buy a couple for the rotation and don't fancy balling out for 1 n95 per day just to sweat in an office.

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    Here's me using the user71349 basket bag I normally use for commuting on tour. It was a bit small for my rack (wasn't designed for it, I think it's designed for a 137 wald which is how I normally use it) but there was extra lash points on the bottom to voile strap it in place and it served me very well. Cargo net was just there to give me place to tuck gloves etc in whilst riding.

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    Cosign on Continental contact urban.

  • in Rides & Races
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    1. I would much prefer to have a satnav but I always ride with one. Maybe you'd be fine with paper maps?
    2. Can't comment on wild camping, I have no idea about it. We booked our campsites but they didn't look very busy so I think you'd be fine but calling ahead is always wise.
    3. Saw plenty of people with rear racks on and they looked OK.
  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    The link I posted below was indeed the thin merino socks and they did indeed bang, thanks.

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    I stare at mine in the lounge

  • in Rides & Races
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    sick, honestly despite all my whining i wish i was still doing it! I hope it's dried out a bit!

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    I had ralph/ray. Not that I know much about tyres but I was happy with them.

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